Conference costs (including travel and accommodation) and immigration policies often block delegates from regions such as Africa from engaging in the global health conversations that take place in high-income countries. Despite facing a high burden of the global health challenges, such barriers prevent engagement of local health workers who are at the front-line in improving the access and delivery of quality health care.

PANAC 2020 seeks to create a forum for collaboration that will build synergies to drive forward delivery of safe anesthesia for all. Our focus is on building competencies of the non-physician anesthetists workforce to champion delivery of safe anesthesia in Africa.

We are proud to announce an example of one such collaboration. The CRNA community at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre is raising funds to support 30 African delegates to attend PANAC 2020. Providing a scholarship of not more than USD 500, this support will go towards subsidies for travel, accommodation and conference fees. The sponsorship is open to all non-physician anesthetists from an African country (except Kenya). Preference shall be given to delegates who have will be presenting a talk and/or abstract at our event. All applications should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from applicant’s National Anesthetists Society/Association and/or current employer.

To apply for this conference grant, click here

To support this kitty and help us sponsor even more delegates, click here

To submit an abstract for the PANAC 2020, click here